An official road trip |

An official road trip

What: City Hall’s annual ‘City Tour,’ which the organizer, Public Affairs Director Myles Rademan, says teaches Park City officials and regular Parkites how other communities operate.

Who: Rademan expects between 60 and 65 people to attend. The trip usually draws some of the city’s elected officials, staffers and members of City Hall’s boards and commissions. Business leaders and nonprofit executives also frequently attend. Members of the Leadership Park City class, a yearlong training program, go each year.

When: Sept. 5-9.

Where: Telluride, Colo., and Moab.

How much: About $600 per person. Taxpayers typically pick up the tab for the elected officials and others who go usually pay their own way or have their businesses fund their trip.

Why: Rademan and others say the annual trips offer ideas from leaders in the other communities. There are numerous examples and, at the end of each trip, the Parkites gather to talk about their observations and discuss what might work in Park City. The trips have provided information about a wide range of issues, like creating a vibrant downtown, parking, open-space preservation and recreation.